Books

  • The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction)

    The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction) 1. (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard 2. Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities by Craig Steven Wilder 3. David and Goliath: Underdogs, ...

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  • Baltimore Preacher Writes Path to Healing

    Trouble is a phenomenon that finds everyone, but it has a beginning and an ending. That’s the message the Rev. Dr. Dana Neal posits in her new book, “Released in the Spirit,” hot off the presses for those who are pressed. “I just want people to know that there is ...

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  • Shades of Black

    “What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not—the state, the society, or the individual? Who is Black, who is not, and who cares? In the U.S., historically a Black person ...

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  • Turning Visions Into Reality

         “People want to know how a youngster from poverty, who failed his way through public school, got caught up in the 80’s crack epidemic, got indicted and sent to federal prison… wound up working for five-star hotels. They want to know how he became the ...

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  • Harlem Captured by a Lens

    “With a population of nearly half a million people, Harlem is America’s most celebrated African-American neighborhood. Its rich past and historical importance have made a unique contribution to our national popular culture… Photographer Harvey Stein documents the humanity and ...

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  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    By and large, history books have marginalized the African-American community by either omitting or minimizing its cornucopia of contributions to the country. Similarly, the African-American psyche has been trivialized by a host of harmful stereotypes which suggest that we aren’t as ...

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  • This Is the Day: The March on Washington

    “There have been many marches since, and several before, but no other march to the nation’s capital captured our collective imagination like the March on Washington of August 28, 1963… The momentous pilgrimage showcased an inspired… Martin Luther King Jr., the ...

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  • A Speech for the Ages: ‘I have a dream’

    “A great speech is both timely and timeless. First and foremost, it must touch and move its immediate audience… But it must also simultaneously reach over the heads of the assembled to posterity. The ‘I Have a Dream’ speech qualified on both counts. It was delivered in ...

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